Street Carnival in Dresden

Bunte Republik Neustadt

The Outer Neustadt celebrates its alternative roots on the third June weekend with lots of music, food and wacky merriment.
Music in Dresden

Internationales Dixieland Festival

Bands from around the world descend upon Dresden for one week in May.
Music in Dresden

Dresdener Musikfestspiele

Held mid-May to June, with mostly classical music.
Christmas Market in Dresden


During December, sample the famous Dresdener Stollen (fruit cake) at one of Germany’s oldest and best Christmas markets.